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MAM thanks all of its wonderful volunteers!


The dedication of volunteers has been central to the growth and vitality of the Montclair Art Museum. By helping to create a diverse community of MAM members who reach out and serve the public, our volunteers further the mission of the Museum. It is only with your help that we are able to serve so many in our community. Won't you get involved today?


Volunteer Opportunities

The Montclair Art Museum Volunteer Program is open to anyone 13 years of age and older who is passionate about serving our community! For an overview of the activities volunteers typically participate in, please click here. Please note, the Montclair Art Museum does not accept volunteers for court-ordered community service or any other community service requirement that is a result of a disciplinary infraction.


Applications for Volunteer Positions:


Please note that the MAM Volunteer Program pauses for the summer. New applications for Junior and Adult Volunteers will be accepted, but opportunities will not be available until September.





The Montclair Art Museum is honored and grateful to recognize the following

Outstanding Museum Volunteers for the 2018-2019 season:


Bruce Anderson

Bruce is a longtime friend of MAM – over the past 40 years he has supported us as a Museum member, part-time staff, and volunteer. It is no surprise that he has an extensive knowledge of MAM’s history and is always amazing us with fun facts! This year, Bruce helped pilot MAM’s new Membership Ambassador volunteer program and sold a record number of memberships at our Free First Thursday Nights.


Casey Carpenter

Casey is a very active member of MAM’s African American Cultural Committee and a highly dedicated docent. Casey joined the docent program 3 years ago, and most often volunteers with our Creative Aging tours such as Looking Together and Art in the Afternoon. This past year, in response to our audience’s request, Casey helped develop and present an age-appropriate and interactive tour of the Kara Walker exhibition for families.


Inisa Jefferson

Inisa joined the MAM volunteer program in 2018 and immediately stood out as a dedicated, compassionate, and welcoming volunteer. Inisa consistently lends her time and talents to our Free First Thursday Nights and special events, where her enthusiastic spirit ensures that our guests always feel appreciated and have a great time!


David Klein

David is a passionate member of the MAM community, who has supported us as a Museum member, donor, and docent for nearly 20 years. This past year, David stood out as a leader during the Kara Walker exhibition when he participated in a week-long training led by Facing History & Ourselves about the Reconstruction Era and the Fragility of Democracy, an experience that he said “changed his life” and allowed him to help train his fellow docents on this topic.  


Ellen Musikant

Ellen has been a docent at the museum for 3 years, and most often gives tours to our youngest visitors in preschool and kindergarten. This past year, Ellen like David, also participated in the week-long training by Facing History & Ourselves. With David, she used that training and her background in storytelling and education to develop two engaging trainings for the docents about the history of slavery, Reconstruction, and the era of Jim Crow that followed – topics that are often mis-taught or not taught in schools – so that we can better educate our visitors. 


Susan Poppe

Sue is a Museum member and volunteer who has a passion for arts and travel. This past year, she even traveled to Cuba with MAM! Sue consistently supports the Membership Ambassador program at Free First Thursday Nights and in our Development office. She embodies the spirit of the MAM volunteer program – always quick to lend a smile and a helping hand!






For more information, please contact:
Sophiana Leto, Development Associate, Volunteers & Major Gifts, 973-259-5124, sleto@montclairartmuseum.org

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